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Posted: 3/7/2006 8:46:08 AM EDT
God now grants you three choices. Before you are thousands of doors with dates and wars labeled on them. You may go into three of those doors and participate on either side and in any capacity you normally would qualify for (non-executive, etc) and for any amount of time during that conflict, and you are guaranteed to come back alive and un scarred to the present day at the end your desired length of service.

What three wars/conflicts would you chose to go back and be a part of?

Please keep on topic and leave the debates for another thread.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:49:23 AM EDT
WW3, any side. The light show will be awesome.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:50:24 AM EDT
ancient roman warfare (with an M60)
WWII
Gulf War (as the Air Force)
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:51:14 AM EDT
Man, that's tough. I would probably have to say, in this order:

1. American Revolution
2. The Alamo
3. WWII
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:51:17 AM EDT
Thermopylae (as a Spartan)
American Revolution

Uh...I don't know
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:52:00 AM EDT
World War II, as a curio guy, I would be in Heaven! (Good pun considering the scenario)

I would try to get assigned to battlefield cleanup in the ETO.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:52:16 AM EDT
Why would I choose to fight in a war that has already been decided? My contribution would be for nothing.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:53:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 8:54:33 AM EDT by RIA45ACP]
#1 Texas War for Independence, on the Texan side, mainly because I want to see the battle of the Alamo firsthand, mostly because im Texan, but I would also like to know the truth as to what really happened instead of all the myth and guesses we have now.

#2 World War II American side of course, The Rhineland campaign to be specific, my Grandpa served there, would be neat to go back and follow him and see it all firsthand because he talked about it very little

#3 The Revolutionary War. Just because I want to see it.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:56:40 AM EDT
1. 9-11 American Airlines Flight 11 with a MP5.

2. 9-11 United Airlines Flight 175 with a MP5.

3. 9-11 American Airlines Flight 77 with a MP5.

And if I'm allowed a 4th...United Airlines Flight 93.

Those are the shitbags I'd most enjoy killing.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:59:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
1. 9-11 American Airlines Flight 11 with a MP5.

2. 9-11 United Airlines Flight 175 with a MP5.

3. 9-11 American Airlines Flight 77 with a MP5.

And if I'm allowed a 4th...United Airlines Flight 93.

Those are the shitbags I'd most enjoy killing.




Well said, sir.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:02:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
1. 9-11 American Airlines Flight 11 with a MP5.

2. 9-11 United Airlines Flight 175 with a MP5.

3. 9-11 American Airlines Flight 77 with a MP5.

And if I'm allowed a 4th...United Airlines Flight 93.

Those are the shitbags I'd most enjoy killing.



w00t.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:03:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:14:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
1. 9-11 American Airlines Flight 11 with a MP5.

2. 9-11 United Airlines Flight 175 with a MP5.

3. 9-11 American Airlines Flight 77 with a MP5.

And if I'm allowed a 4th...United Airlines Flight 93.

Those are the shitbags I'd most enjoy killing.


Can't ask for much better than that.



If we are taking "requests" I'd add time for torture.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:25:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:32:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Why would I choose to fight in a war that has already been decided? My contribution would be for nothing.



To esperience history first hand?

Me...

Vietnam as an A camp Green Beret

Rhodesia as a Selous Scout

With the 1/506 D Day to the end

Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:51:45 AM EDT
Do we get to bring equipment of our choosing?????


+1 Thermopylae with an M60, those boys fought hard enough to desirve to go home, with me there they would

I would like to be at Pizarros capture of the Incan King Atahualpa in Peru. Pizarro had 168 men who killed the 40,000 people (most if not all of them were unarmed) that escorted Atahualpa to the meeting. (Morbid I know but an amazing feet none the less)

Somalia, with the 2 snipers, but I would have Jessie Ventura's minigun rig from Predator


I also vote that StyerAUG be allowed his 4th mission.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:03:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
If we are taking "requests" I'd add time for torture.


Dremel tool and a can of lye.



Nothing beats the satisfaction of a crowbar beating.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:08:30 AM EDT


Civil War - that was bloodfest!

WWII - Grandpa fought in this war

Vietnam - Uncle fought in this war



Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:13:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 10:14:51 AM EDT by thedoctors308]
Battle of Lexington and Concord.
As far as weaponry goes, I'd pack a Mauser 98k and a good wheel gun.
Might not be uber-l33t, but I'd be far and away ahead of everyone else, and I'd prefer a simpler firearm for those days.
I'd stick around for the rest of the war, and for the drafting of the Consitution.

Would also like to be in the FBI during Waco and Ruby Ridge.
See what really went down.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:22:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Battle of Lexington and Concord.
As far as weaponry goes, I'd pack a Mauser 98k and a good wheel gun.
Might not be uber-l33t, but I'd be far and away ahead of everyone else, and I'd prefer a simpler firearm for those days.
I'd stick around for the rest of the war, and for the drafting of the Consitution.



P90s. It'd be uber-3733t. Complete with tacticool tactical lights and tactical laser.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:30:21 AM EDT
Go back to make sure Mohommed and clan never exist.
I would have to check out Rome during during the time of Julius Caesar.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:30:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JRBL1A1:
God now grants you three choices. Before you are thousands of doors with dates and wars labeled on them. You may go into three of those doors and participate on either side and in any capacity you normally would qualify for (non-executive, etc) and for any amount of time during that conflict, and you are guaranteed to come back alive and un scarred to the present day at the end your desired length of service.

What three wars/conflicts would you chose to go back and be a part of?

Please keep on topic and leave the debates for another thread.



Only being a licensed private pilot, I'm taking extensive liberties here.

But this one is easy and I don't need three choices:

P-51 pilot over Europe in WWII

I don't like the guarantee of coming back alive, though. What fun is that?

Gonna need the pucker factor to keep things interesting.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:33:13 AM EDT
Gettysburg so the right side would win this time and we would all be free rather than under the gobberment's heel
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:48:03 AM EDT
Afghanistan pre 9/11
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:54:50 AM EDT
teheran, american embassy just as the students came over the wall, armed with a flamethrower with unlimited fuel..

second, a-stan, at the entrance to osama's cave just before he enters, armed with a very heavy, very sharp meat clever..

third, at the attempt on hitler's life. make sure the satchel was in his lap before it went off...
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:57:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 10:59:31 AM EDT by falaholic1]
I think i'd go help out Alexander kill some would be muslims, then maybe we wouldn't be in this mess!

ETA: Or, help the Christians with the battle for Mecca. The ever tolerant Muhommad kicking everyone else out...
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:59:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By falaholic1:
I think i'd go help out Alexander kill some would be muslims, then maybe we wouldn't be in this mess!



you'd wanna join ghengis khan's outfit for that.. built a mountain of skulls outside baghdad after the muslim city refused to surrender and the city was conquired.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:13:58 AM EDT
Centurian, The Gallic Wars. Standard issue weapons.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 12:54:00 PM EDT
Woops. Sorry, I should have mentioned you'd be in the same uniforms and given the same weapons as your comrades. So no, you cant take an M60 to the Alamo.

Me? I'd do the Vietnam thing as a Air Cav infantryman (rifleman w/M16A1), the Zulu War of 1879 as a 91st Highlander (rifleman w/ .455 Martini-Henry!!!), and WWII as a British "Tommy" with the No.4 Enfield).

Link Posted: 3/7/2006 1:03:46 PM EDT
The American revolution....when we gained freedom.
The Civil War.....when we lost it.

WW2 In Germany w/ my grandpa...although he despised having to kill his own race
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 1:04:27 PM EDT
1. The Alamo with our boys
2. Pearl Harbor as an Army machine gunner
3. Vietnam 65-66', 1/8 Air Cav my Dads unit
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 1:08:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 1:12:45 PM EDT by Mattl]
WWII in the Pacific.
WWIII (i suspect against China)
American Revolution with a modern weapon would be fun. Sniping men wearing bright red off horseback would be fun. With weapons of their day 200 yds qualifies as sniping.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 1:44:24 PM EDT
WWII as a German. I would loot and pillage and send all of the proceeds to Swiss Banks and I would now be a multi-billionaire, attending the Bilderberg conferences and would be the head of the Council for Foreign Relations (CFR)
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 1:53:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
1. 9-11 American Airlines Flight 11 with a MP5.

2. 9-11 United Airlines Flight 175 with a MP5.

3. 9-11 American Airlines Flight 77 with a MP5.

And if I'm allowed a 4th...United Airlines Flight 93.

Those are the shitbags I'd most enjoy killing.



Same, but give me my min-UZI with 10xmags of Ranger-XT.

Personally, I'd like to be part of the first Mars landing crew sometime in the future.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 2:43:13 PM EDT
Indian War era in the old west 1840 - 1890

Spanish American war Philippines 1898

WWII war in Pacific Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima , Tarawa
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 3:00:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
1. 9-11 American Airlines Flight 11 with a MP5.

2. 9-11 United Airlines Flight 175 with a MP5.

3. 9-11 American Airlines Flight 77 with a MP5.

And if I'm allowed a 4th...United Airlines Flight 93.

Those are the shitbags I'd most enjoy killing.


Can't ask for much better than that.



If we are taking "requests" I'd add time for torture.




I had a good friend on flight 175 he would have helped win that fight!
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